Are you ready to move beyond plain weave into color-and-weave effects with the rigid heddle loom? This holiday season, create a fabulous scarf or stylish bag for you or someone special incorporating Traditional Log Cabin or Classic Houndstooth patterning. Both techniques add a little pizazz to your wardrobe and only look complex; you simply alternate the colors and the optical illusion emerges. You will learn to warp with two contrasting colors, weave following a pattern, and practice neat selvedges. Previous experience in warping a loom and plain weaving is helpful, minimal hand sewing needed for finishing. Materials: Rigid Heddle loom with a 7.5/8-dent reed (available for rental from Yarn Harbor), a few yards of smooth scrap yarn/fabric, a tapestry needle, and warp and weft yarn (minimum 220 yards each in worsted weight yarn and highly contrasting colors). For the warp yarn, it needs to pass the “pull test”: if the yarn snaps or drifts apart when firmly pulled, then it isn’t suitable for warp.
Cost: $45.00 Please select and add to cart from drop down: Loom Rental: $15
Instructor: Tracy Griggs
Saturday, October 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, with a break for lunch
Finishing: Thursday, November 15 @ 6 - 7 pm